Quotations that match 'apprehension'.

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it. William Shenstone
[ Apprehension Envy Fear Jealousy Our Superiority Under Uneasiness]
Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality. Henri Bergson
[ Apprehension Faculty Intellect Necessary Other Reality Some Than]
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Alarm Apprehension Harm More Often Reality Suffer Than Things Us]
There is another common misapprehension that the magnitude scale is itself some kind of instrument or apparatus. Visitors will frequently ask to 'see the scale.' Charles Francis Richter
[ Another Apparatus Ask Common Frequently Instrument Itself Kind Magnitude Scale See Some Visitors Will]
He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace. Eugene Field
[ Ace Apprehension Else King Momentary Play Played Someone Though Under]
It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections and that it is becoming more and more so. Thomas L. Smith
[ Apprehensions Becoming Mind More Negroes Notoriously Public Seriously True]
We were now, as I before mentioned, upon this St. Joseph's trail. It was evident, by the traces, that large parties were a few days in advance of us; and as we too supposed them to be Mormons, we had some apprehension of interruption. Francis Parkman
[ Advance Apprehension Before Days Evident Few Had Interruption Joseph Large Mentioned Mormons Now Parties Some St Supposed Them Too Traces Trail Upon Us Were]
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language. Alfred North Whitehead
[ Apprehension Dim Driven Existing Forward General Human Language Life Notions Too]
It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends. Peter Hook
[ Apprehension Being Case Each End Friends Group Hating Invariably Ironic Just Labouring Needed Other Out Quite Really Start Still Suppose Telling Then Thing Thought Under Up Were]
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding. Isaac Newton
[ Apprehension False Imagine Man May Only Them Things True Understand Understanding]
When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner. Charles de Secondat
[ Apprehensions Arise Because Body Enact Execute Executive Laws Legislative Lest Liberty Magistrates Manner May Monarch Person Powers Same Senate Should Them Tyrannical United]
One of the greatest objections which families have to New South Wales, is their apprehension of the moral effects that are likely to overwhelm them by bad example, and for which no success in life could compensate. Charles Sturt
[ Apprehension Bad Compensate Could Effects Example Families Greatest Life Likely Moral New Objections Overwhelm South Success Their Them Wales Which]
I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter. Donald Cargill
[ Apprehensions Bitter Cannot Coming Desired Dreadful Especially Go Grieved Help Land Live Make May More Native Only Part Providence Submissive Though Upon Whom Yet]
They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable foundation of truth and nature, whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions and from the danger of being entirely carried away from reality into mere dreams and fictions. Ethan A. Hitchcock
[ Absolutely Alone Away Being Carried Danger Dreams Entirely Fictions Foundation Hold Immovable Into Mere Nature Reality Save Should Themselves Truth Upon Whereby]
Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence. Herbert Read
[ Apprehension Deeper Existence Experience Human Intensity Measured Progress Richness Scope Significance Wider]
Wink and shut their apprehensions up. John Marston
[ Apprehensions Shut Their Up Wink]
If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect. Maimonides
[ Able Alike Apprehend Apprehension Been Body Confused Even Exhausts Had His Much Person Power Powers Reflective Respect Studies Too Which Will Within]
The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them. Roland Allen
[ Aloud Apostles Apprehension Cried Illumination Intellectual Men Met Moved Much Need Spiritual Them Those Were Whom]
If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever. George Berkeley
[ Admit Any Apprehension Beyond Creation Extraordinary Human Miracle New Odd Other Seem Should Something Strange Thing Whatsoever World]
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. Pliny the Elder
[ Apprehension Fear Grief Grieve Happen Happened Know Limits May None Only Possibly Whereas]
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love. Honore de Balzac
[ Apprehension Heavenly Love Rises Spirit Things Through Which Wisdom]
A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable. Lafcadio Hearn
[ Art Falls Generally Great Into Liable Minor Proof Really Seldom True Which]
As a father and grandfather, I have witnessed firsthand the joy of new life entering the world. I know the pain and apprehension that goes along with premature births and birth defects. Solomon Ortiz
[ Along Apprehension Birth Births Defects Entering Father Firsthand Goes Grandfather Joy Know Life New Pain Premature Witnessed World]
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions. William Hazlitt
[ Apprehensions Believe Devil Haunts Heaviest Imagination Man Nickname Our Still Stone Though Throw]
Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison. Gerard Manley Hopkins
[ Apprehension Beauty Comparison Relation]
Apprehension is natural, but it must not be concluded that it is a threat. Certainly not. Sellapan Ramanathan
[ Apprehension Certainly Concluded Must Natural Threat]